Funny timing, but after thinking about Cassie yesterday I watched her death scene again on YouTube. Cried my eyes out, of course. YR was amazing back then. While reading posts about story lines set aside/with loose ends and how people always seem able to come back--yesterday I saw the Sheila posts--I thought about Cassie and how much I miss her character. Thought about how Victor had called in his specialists but Cassie still died. It was one of the few times when Victor was powerless and did not come out of a situation being the hero. I remember that I missed a couple minutes of that day's episode. Did they actually show the arrival of VN's specialists? If not, then I think a little part of me will always want to believe that Cassie is out there alive somewhere! Sounds crazy, I know, but like others have said, she was such a large part of the heart of the show. I hope her ghost will have reason to appear again someday.